In Politico, this interview with Ruth Ben-Ghiat – An expert on autocracy assesses how far America has slipped away from democracy, and what it will take to get it back. Ben-Ghiat: One of the big talking points and strategy of right-wing authoritarianism, is to label democratic systems as tyrannical. Mussolini was the first to say … [Read more…]
The New York Times article about a new coalition of wealthy conservative benefactors that says it aims to “disrupt but advance the Republican agenda.” Our favorite players, Peter Thiel, Rebekah Mercer, et al, are at it again.
A comment from ARS TECHNICA which I really like: they’ll even claim a draft-dodging, formally-liberal, Aderrall-addicted, twice-divorced, serial-bankruptor, daughter-curious, porn-star-buying, real-estate huckster, C-list scripted ‘reality’ show host, scam university running failed vitamin salesman is the best President they’ve ever had the chance to vote for – and they’ll try to murder members of Congress to … [Read more…]
Just so we don’t forget: The 147 Republicans Who Voted To Overturn Election Results By Karen Yourish, Larry Buchanan and Denise Lu Updated January 7, 2021 Here are the eight senators and 139 representatives who voted to sustain one or both objections.
From the California Digital Newspaper Collection: Sacramento Daily Union 17 September 1868 THE FIRST FIGHT (the Kansas-Nebraska contest) A reader asks us to give some information regarding the Kansas-Nebraska contest and the opinions of the different parties thereto. That fight for liberty was so like the present one in the principles and purposes involved that … [Read more…]
An interesting graphic from PEW RESEARCH published January 18, 2019 on Trump’s third year approval rating. What is interesting is seeing other Presidents ranked in time along with Trump. As is normal with Pew Research, the accompanying article has an excellent summary of their methods and interpretation of the results.
In searching for a suitable article to include in my “This Day in History” section, I chose the February 20th, 1877 edition of the Sacramento Union to try to find something interesting. There was column after column of reports on the volatile situation in Congress surrounding the contested 1876 election of Hayes and Tilden. The electoral … [Read more…]
San Bernardino Sun, 11 February 1933 DICTATORSHIP PLAN TO MEET G.O.P. ATTACK Garner Scheme Giving Boundless Authority to President Hit By Republican Leaders HOOVER’S HELP SOLICITED Minority Party Sees Threats to Government if Executive Can Set Aside Laws BY CECIL B. DICKSON (Associated Press Writer) WASHINGTON, Feb. 10 – A compromise on the extent of … [Read more…]